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Eat: Tomato, Bocconcini and Basil Pasta

Scrolling through Instagram you could be forgiven for thinking that half of the world has relocated to Europe to enjoy la dolce vita for the summer. For those who can’t make it to Italy to soak up the sunshine and delicious food we have created this simple Italian inspired pasta dish that is perfect to share and is made from the freshest ingredients, perfect for a weekend lunch with friends or an easy weeknight dinner.


250 grams of Tri Colour Pasta

2 cloves of garlic, crushed

1/4 of a cup of olive oil

1 punnet of sweet cherry tomatoes, halved

10 cherry bocconcini, halved

Fresh basil leaves, to serve

To make, bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente. In the meantime lightly fry garlic in olive oil on low for about 1 minute, set aside. Once pasta is cooked, drain and toss through garlic, olive oil, and tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper and serve on a large plate, topped with bocconcini and basil leaves. Enjoy!

9 comments on “Eat: Tomato, Bocconcini and Basil Pasta

  1. Looks yummy and easy, but what is bocconcini? I have never heard of that – is it some kind of cheese?

  2. Looks amazing, as always!
    And Cindy, Hi! 🙂 Yes! I believe, bocconcini is just mozzarella cheese in little egg shapes. I think! 🙂
    Correct me if I am wrong please…

    • Hi, thanks! Yes that absolutely correct, they are little mozzarella cheese- the Bocconcini flavour is very mild, in Australia we get them in either baby cherry size or in a similar size to a large egg

  3. Oh snap, there’s another or real name for this delicious salad? I have been making it sans cherry bocconcinis for decades, using chunks of mozz. I chiffonade my basil. I love the presentation of yours. Very nice.

  4. That looks delicious!

  5. That looks amazing! I am going to try that.

  6. This looks so delicious. I think I’ll put it on the menu for this weekend!

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